The Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC) has said it recorded 33 road accidents and 61 deaths within seven months in Borno State.
The Sector Commander of the Corps, Utten Iki-Boyi, disclosed this to newsmen in Maiduguri, saying the accidents happened between May and November 2022.
Iki-Boyi added that within the period, 151 travellers sustained varying degrees of injury.
The sector commander attributed the prevalence of the road crashes to overspeeding and breaking of traffic rules.
He warned motorists to adhere strictly to traffic rules, avoid the use of illicit substances and desist from using expired tyres.
He said, “This Ember month period is a period in which a lot of people are travelling and a lot of vehicles are now moving on the roads.
“I appeal to motorists, particularly drivers of commercial and other vehicles using the roads, to always take it easy.
“They should always make sure that their vehicles are in good shape before embarking on any journey.
“If you’re travelling a long distance, you should embark on the journey in good time so that you will not be speeding.”